Keegan Allen

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Keegan Allen
Allen at austin Book signing.png
Allen in February 2015
Born Keegan Phillip Allen
(1989-07-22) July 22, 1989 (age 27)
California, U.S.[1]
Occupation Actor, musician, photographer
Years active 2002–present
External image
Keegan Allen at Palo Alto event

Keegan Phillip Allen (born July 22, 1989[2]) is an American actor, photographer and musician. Allen is known for his main role as Toby Cavanaugh on the Freeform series Pretty Little Liars.[3]

Life and career[edit]

Allen was born in California, the son of actor Phillip R. Allen.[4] Keegan’s passion in his younger years tended towards photography, cinematography and other roles behind the camera.[5]

At the age of thirteen Keegan landed his first paid job for a small, non-speaking role in a documentary for Animal Planet.[6] He went on to star in a short film, Small Emergencies, as the Parakeet Owner’s Son in 2002. In 2010, after a long break from acting, Keegan appeared in Nickelodeon’s TV show Big Time Rush.[2] In the same year, he starred in a short film entitled As A Last Resort. Shortly after, Keegan secured his breakthrough role as main chatacter Toby Cavanaugh, Spencer Hastings’ (played by Troian Bellisario) love interest on ABC’s Pretty Little Liars. He also made an appearance in CBSCSI: Crime Scene Investigation in 2011. This year, Allen played the role of Jake in an episode of Fox’s sitcom I Hate My Teenage Daughter and is currently working on a movie titled Bukowski, produced and directed by Hollywood star James Franco.[citation needed]

Allen was nominated as Choice Summer TV Star: Male, for the 2011 Teen Choice Awards. Allen did not win, but he was nominated again in 2013 and won.[citation needed]

His book of photography was published by St. Martin's Press (2015) and is a National Bestseller.[citation needed]

Allen is Jewish.[7]


Year Series Role Notes
2002 Small Emergencies Parakeet Owner's Son Short film
2010 As a Last Resort Driver Short film
2013 Palo Alto Archie "Skull"
2014 The Sound and the Fury Man with Red Tie
2015 Bukowski Jimmy Haddox
2016 King Cobra Harlow
2016 In Dubious Battle Keller
2017 Actors Anonymous Trey
Year Title Role Notes
2010 Big Time Rush Model #2 "Big Time Jobs" (Season 1: episode 11)
2010–present Pretty Little Liars Toby Cavanaugh 90 episodes
2011 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Max Ferris "Turn On, Tune In, Drop Dead" (Season 11: episode 16)
2013 I Hate My Teenage Daughter Jake "Teenage Party" (Season 1: episode 11)
2014 The Hazing Secret Trent Rothman Television film
2015 Young & Hungry Tyler Guest Star, 1 episode
2016 Youthful Daze Kyle 1 episode
2017 A Moving Romance Scott Norrell Television film
2017 Major Crimes Aiden Reed 1 episode
Music videos
Year Title Artist
2013 Temara Melek "Karma's Not Pretty"

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2011 Teen Choice Awards "Choice Summer TV Star: Male" Pretty Little Liars Nominated
2013 TV Guide Awards "Favorite Villain" (Shared with: Janel Parrish) Nominated
Teen Choice Awards "Choice Summer TV Star: Male" Won
2014 Teen Choice Awards "Choice TV Actor: Drama" Nominated
2015 Teen Choice Awards Nominated
2016 Teen Choice Awards Nominated


  1. ^ "alloyentertainment". 
  2. ^ a b "Keegan Allen Bio". Retrieved 3 April 2013. 
  3. ^ "Toby Cavanaugh by Keegan Allen - Pretty Little Liars -". Retrieved 2015-10-20. 
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  5. ^ "An Interview with Keegan Allen (Toby, 'Pretty Little Liars')". Retrieved 3 April 2013. 
  6. ^ "Keegan Allen Bio". Retrieved 3 April 2013. 
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